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Session Information

FOC U031 - The International Classification of Diseases: ICD-10, ICD-11 and Beyond

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room B118/119

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Robert J. G. Chalmers, MBBS - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the value of a comprehensive global classification of skin disease
  • Demonstrate the deficiencies of current classifications
  • Discuss the importance of ICD-11 for the science and practice of dermatology

This session is intended for anyone with a keen interest in the practice or science of dermatology. It will give an insight into the history and future of skin disease classification. It will explain how ICD-10 differs from ICD-9 from a dermatologist's perspective. More importantly, it will show how revolutionary ICD-11 will be. ICD-11 is being developed as an on-line knowledge base, thus differing fundamentally in scope from a traditional paper-based classification. The new skin disease chapter, which has undergone root and branch restructuring through an open and global process of consultation, will be presented to participants.